There are an abundance of Chana Masala recipes, but if you’re looking for the best of the best, you’ve come to the right place! Chana Masala is the perfect dish for cold wintery evenings––they’re warm, flavorful, and with all that protein, they will definitely fill you up. The best part is that they’re quite simple to make! These Chana Masala recipes are full of amazing flavors and are quite healthy. They’ll be great for the next family dinner night. Grab some chickpeas and an apron, it’s about to get a little spicy in here.

Check out these 10 delicious Chana Masala recipes from our Food Monster App! You will be so happy you did!


1. 30-Minute Chana Masala

30-Minute Chana Masala [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Chana masala is a hearty mixture of stewed chickpeas and a nuanced blend of spices and the coconut cream makes it rich, decadent, and delicious. This 30-Minute Chana Masala by Holly Jade is a great dish to serve before a party as a dip or to put over rice for the main course.

2. Chana Masala (Chickpea curry) and Broccoli Rice

Chana Masala (Chickpea curry) and Broccoli Rice

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This Chana Masala (Chickpea curry) and Broccoli Rice by Andri Neocleous is quick and easy, and it’s a wonderful recipe to whip up when the days get chilly!


3. Spinach Chana Masala Vada

Spinach Chana Masala Vada

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Spinach Chana Masala Vada by Pavani Nandula are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. These are great to serve hot for friends and family during festival season.

4. Creamy Chana Masala

Chana Masala

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Creamy Chana Masala by Emma Blake that is so tasty and satisfying! Filled with chickpeas, veggies, and all the right spices, give this dish a try and enjoy.


5. Healthy Chana Masala

Chana Masala

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Channa or chole masala is a popular vegetarian dish throughout Northern India. This Healthy Chana Masala by Megha Suchak is very healthy, nutritious, delicious, and easy to make. Chickpeas and tomatoes are simmered with a mixture of garlic, ginger, onion, and traditional Indian spices like cumin, garam masala, coriander, and turmeric.

6. Baked Sweet Potato With Spinach Chana Masala

Baked Sweet Potato with Spinach Chana Masala

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With soft baked sweet potatoes topping of mild and juicy spinach chana masala, this Baked Sweet Potato With Spinach Chana Masala by Annabelle Randles is the ultimate, easy comfort food. It’s the perfect dish for a chilly autumn or winter evening with friends.

7. Chickpea and Baby Corn Chana Masala 

Chickpea and Baby Corn Chana Masala

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Quick, easy, and utterly delicious — say hello to this Chickpea and Baby Corn Chana Masala by Holly Jade. This curry starts with a base of tomatoes, aromatics, and warm spices that will make your kitchen smell amazing. It’s packed with chickpeas and baby corn, so it’ll keep you full, but this would also be amazing served with rice or other grains.


8. Chana Masala

Chana Masala

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Quick and easy chickpea Chana Masala by Amanda Froelich served over basmati rice. This spicy, hearty Indian recipe is vegan and gluten free. It makes great leftovers, too! Be sure to prep the ingredients in advance, as the recipe moves quickly.

9. Portobello Chana Masala

portobello chana masala

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Chana masala is one of the healthiest Indian dishes you can make. Because of the entree’s heavy use of chickpeas, it is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with fiber, protein, and potassium. This Portobello Chana Masala recipe by Gin Butters takes traditional masala and puts a twist on it by adding mushrooms and peanut butter. Yum!

10. Cinnamon-Spiced Chana Masala

Cinnamon-Spiced Chana Masala

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In this curry, chickpeas stew in a savory, spiced tomato sauce until they absorb the flavors. While most curries have a kick to them, this one is mild, making it great for kids. This dish thickens as it cools, so even the leftovers are amazing. Serve this Cinnamon-Spiced Chana Masala by Jessica Meyers Altman with a generous portion of freshly cooked brown basmati rice.

If you liked these chana masala recipes, make sure to check out 15 Ways To Add Indian Masala To Your Dinner!, 15 Tasty Indian Tikka Masala Recipes Made Vegan!, and 15 Easy High-Protein Chickpea Recipes!

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